Reiki 2 is going to expand your intuition even more and the more you work on yourself, the more you will be expanding that intuition. It will become a lovely escalation of more “seeing” more, understanding more and more balance for yourself that will make you a better and better practitioner.
I’ve found that every session we do on someone else – person or animal – does something lovely for ourselves as well. The more we do for ourselves AND others, the higher we vibrate.
If your focus is to be a practitioner of Reiki for others, then set up a sacred space for your work. You can work anywhere under any circumstances, but if you’re going to work from your home, you’ll want a good strong massage table set up, that you can move around and still be in good posture yourself.
You’ll also need some nice fluffy and clean towels for each session and a pillow for both their head and under the knees for when people are on their backs. I cover the pillow with a folded clean towel for each client.
Energetically clean the table with your Cho Ku rei and any other symbols that you are drawn to use, between clients.
Have a warm snuggly blanket to cover people with – they can get cold easily when they’re Releasing stuff. Similar for a horse – where possible, make sure they’re warm and comfortable, having shelter of some description, during and at the end of a session.
Speaking of working from home, the Reiki Association in your country will be able to inform you of where you can get insurance and any special requirements of the country you’re working in.
The session itself
You can have someone either on their stomach or on their back. I don’t feel the need to turn people over during a Reiki session – they can be so “out of it” that it seems a shame to disturb that deep healing that’s happening. Some practitioners like to turn them over and you can deliberately use the turning over process to bring them back into awareness of their surroundings.
Never leave someone alone while they’re in that deep state, you don’t want them to forget where they are and roll off the table. Bring them into conscious awareness before you leave.
You can put your new symbols on the whole person all at once or you can use them into specific places in their body or you can do a combination of both.
You can still use the systematic hand positions to channel the energy for others like we showed you in Reiki Level One – Working on other people – starting the session with Cho Ku Rei, using your intuition to know when to put SeiHeKi and which Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen to use and finishing with Cho Ku Rei
Or you can still put your hands in one comfortable place and let the energy run where it’s needed and follow your intuition for both the symbols and sometimes about where else to place your hands.
Usui himself used 5 basic healing positions around the head to start a session:
- Forehead (where you’re going to be working on the third eye).
- Top of head (where their external guidance comes through the crown chakra)
- Back of head (if they are laying on their back, just slip your hands in between their head and the pillow and cup the back of their head).
- Lower/ upper neck (a hand on each part of the neck so the neck is covered
- Either side of the head, not over the ears.
Then he used sensing and scanning to see where the rest of the person’s body felt not normal. i.e. he sensed a change in vibration, cold, hot, tingling – and intuited where to put his hands and worked until the job felt done.
A session will be a lot faster than it was in Reiki One.
At the end of a session
I support people to sit up when they’re ready, then I get them to stay seated for a minute or two – they can often feel light headed when they first sit up, so I stand there ready to steady them if need be. And we take this opportunity to chat about the session.
When they’re ready to stand, I like them to slide two feet onto the floor at the same time and take their weight evenly on both feet if they’re not injured and have a stretch and feel into their bodies. At that first weight bearing, they can often start sliding muscles and bones back into place – sometimes you can hear the clicking as that happens.
If you’ve done posture work with me – at the end of the session when they first stand up, is when I teach them how to find Inner Awareness and with that Awareness get them to walk around and feel their posture change for the better. There have been some magical moments for some people as their body starts to flow in beautiful effortless posture, with some dramatic healing happening in those moments.
Use your own Feel in your own body, to draw their attention to things going on in their body or to postural changes that they can make – careful to allow all that to unfold gently – there’s no need to push them, it’s a beautiful process.
Depending on your knowledge, you might or might not pass along how the emotions work, how they might look into enjoying a balanced life for themselves and how they can continue to progress as they go home.
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